HRD seminar – S. J. Lin and Lucas Harris (NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)) – 10 June 2015

Drs. Lin and Harris provided an overview of GFDL’s unified weather-climate modeling system with two-way regional-global nesting capability.


We are taking a “seamless” approach in the development of the next generation weather-climate model at GFDL. All the requirements for short-term numerical weather predictions and century long climate change projections are taken into consideration. In particular, predictions of severe weather events such as hurricanes and tornado-producing supercell thunder storms are one of the primary focus. The outcome of this effort is an extremely flexible modeling/prediction system that can be shared between OAR and NWS as a common resource.

A video of their presentations is available on the ftp site at: